Accession Number : AD0732228

Title :   Obtaining a Grammar from a Less Formal Language Description.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Paull,Marvin C.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In formulating the syntax of a programming language, one usually thinks in terms of a set of 'natural' concepts - operator precedence, infix or prefix operators, grouping, etc. It is useful to finally present the syntax of the language as a formal grammar which unabiguously defines the languages and its essential structure. It is then necessary to transform the more 'natural' descriptive concepts into elements in the structure of a grammar. The transformation of the ordinary precedence concepts into grammatical structure is considered on the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTEXT FREE GRAMMARS, SET THEORY), (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS), SYNTAX

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE